Business Manager to the CEO Stockholm Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Business Manager/Executive Assistant to the CEO | B2C Finance and Nordics Debt Collection

The company:
Arvato Financial Solutions is a global financial service provider and part of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA as a subsidiary of arvato AG.

The company has around 7,000 employees in 22 countries, including a strong presence in Europe, America and Asia, and offers flexible full-service solutions for the value-oriented management of customer relationships and cash flows. Arvato Financial Solutions is synonymous with professional outsourcing services (Finance BPO) centering on cash flow in all phases of the customer lifecycle – from risk management and invoicing to debtor management, the sale of receivables and debt collection. As part of this, we focus on minimizing default rates in the business initiation phase and during the collection process. As a result, our services also include optimizing the selection of payment types internationally.

Our newly formed Business Unit, B2C Finance and Nordics Debt Collection, is active in 6 countries across Europe and headquartered in Stockholm.

Background of role:
The realization of the company’s outlined strong growth path relies to a large extent on the successful combination of leadership, use of local expertise and strong divisional alignment. To support, manage and further develop our Business Unit, we are now looking for a highly talented and pro-active person to work closely to our CEO with both hands-on activities and strategic tasks.

Timeframe and location
The position is a permanent position for 12-24 months based in Stockholm. Travel occurs frequently. The start date is variable.

Responsibilities and work tasks:
The employee will support the CEO of the Business Unit within the following areas:

  • Professional support in strategic tasks and in the day-to-day business. Preparation and follow-up of meetings, conducting of analyzes and preparation of presentations at management level
  • Planning, controlling and managing of projects in an international context, especially in the areas critical to the company's development (M&A, resources, compliance, etc.)
  • Analysis, evaluation and preparation of decision-making recommendations as well as strategic and operational tasks within the company’s outlined strategy
  • Internal communication with various stakeholders at strategic level to support the international company strategy
  • Assistance in the business development as well as participation in the implementation of national and international projects
  • Conducting market, customer and competition analyses and evaluation of the financial results and KPIs

Reporting structure:
The employee reports to the Business Unit Management and works closely with the CEO.

Competence profile:

  • 1-3 years of professional experience, primarily in the financial sector, consulting or other relevant experience
  • Practical experience in dealing with financial and strategic questions
  • Master's degree in the field of Management, Finance or Economics
  • High interest in new technologies and financial services
  • Very good oral and written skills in English.
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint and Excel. Project Mgmt Skills
  • Entrepreneurs’ spirit combined with healthy pragmatism
  • Winning personality with proactive mentality, high social competence
  • High mobility and flexibility, especially with regard to travel
  • High ambition and drive to be successful
  • Structured and goal-oriented personality
  • Hands-on, can do attitude
  • Good communication skills at all (hierarchical) levels of the company

Other relevant experiences: Financial sector experience, Swedish, Norwegian, Finish, German.


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